When we flew home recently, the airline somehow mixed our seats up. My daughter and I were on opposite sides of the plane, 9 rows apart, on a full flight.
The best they could do was get us in the same row but at opposite ends (both against the windows).
When we got on the plane, we asked if there was any chance any passengers would mind trading seats with us so that we could be together. Everyone immediately said yes!
It was so refreshing to have people so willing to allow us to be together, especially since my daughter is young and gets anxious flying. – Deanna